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10.14.2020

MARSAI MARTIN TALKS GROWING UP IN THE SPOTLIGHT AND FINDING HER VOICE ON ET DIGITAL’S ‘UNFILTERED’ SERIES

 

 

MARSAI MARTIN TALKS GROWING UP IN THE SPOTLIGHT AND FINDING HER VOICE ON ET DIGITAL’S ‘UNFILTERED’ SERIES

 

FULL EPISODE AVAILABLE NOW

 

 

FULL EPISODE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlhCTCOYsBc&ab_channel=EntertainmentTonight

 

October 14, 2020 (Los Angeles, CA) – On the season three finale of ET Digital's Unfiltered, Hollywood’s youngest executive producer and Blackish star, Marsai Martin, opens up about growing up in the spotlight and finding her voice.

 

I’m blessed to actually have the platform that I have,” Martin said. “Being a Black girl, even in [a] white, male-dominated industry, you have to use your voice. You have to speak your mind for your audience…Back when I was in Texas, I didn’t see young Black girls who looked like me. I just thought they weren’t allowed to be on screen, and I don’t want anyone to feel that way…”

 

Martin moved from Texas to Los Angeles in 2013, but she hasn’t been blinded by the bright lights of Hollywood.

 

I feel like I’m still the same me and that’s what I love about myself,” she said. “Going into Black-ish and national commercials, and even pitching Little at a young age, I was, like, nine or 10, and honestly I feel like at that age, I just didn’t care about how people would look at me…I just saw it as a fun game. Even pitching Little, I was like, ‘I’m just talking to my homies…the heads of Universal.”

 

Martin also shared her hopes of building an iconic career.

 

I do feel like I’m on my way to being a legend," she said. "A legend means leaving a mark on the world and people not necessarily, like, knowing your name but your impact has changed their everyday life.”

 

Visit ET’s YouTube channel or http://www.etonline.com/ for the full episode of ET Digital's Unfiltered with Marsai Martin.

 

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